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The firm’s cement products have been used in the freshly constructed Standard Gauge Railway project, providing a concrete foundation for the national engineering monument/FILE


Standard Gauge Railway cemented by Savannah

The firm’s cement products have been used in the freshly constructed Standard Gauge Railway project, providing a concrete foundation for the national engineering monument/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – Local cement manufacturer, Savannah Cement has expressed its corporate commitment to continue providing quality products to guarantee the on time completion of the Standard Gauge Railway project.

The firm’s cement products have been used in the freshly constructed Standard Gauge Railway project, providing a concrete foundation for the national engineering monument.

In the first SGR Phase, Savannah Cement products were used for concrete works on the Makindu-Kambu section, Emali Section and at the Nairobi Terminus (Syokimau Station) architectural masterpiece.

Speaking in Mombasa early Wednesday ahead of the Madaraka Express maiden journey to Nairobi, Savannah Cement Managing Director, Ronald Ndegwa said the firm was proud to have been a project partner in the first phase (Mombasa-Nairobi) of the project.

The firm, for whose cement products were used on several sections of the SGR project including the Nairobi Terminus, he said, is committed to continue powering the national infrastructure development ideals,

Savannah Cement, he disclosed, has been retained for the second phase (Nairobi-Naivasha) with a renewed corporate commitment to ensure the on time delivery of quality consistent products to the project contractor.

“At Savannah Cement, we are delighted to have played a key role in helping this national dream come true through the consistent provision of quality cement products,” Ndegwa said, adding that, “on the second phase of the project, we have re-dedicated ourselves to the task at hand to ensure that the project is completed on time.”

As part of the firm’s business development programmes, Savannah Cement has been actively pursuing supply opportunities to the local and regional infrastructure development projects; riding on the firm’s quality consistency – a hallmark of the latest technology installed by the firm.

Backed by a modern eco-friendly production facility, the firm has enhanced its corporate sales capacity in response to market demands.

Further, Savannah Cement, is undertaking preparatory works to facilitate the installation of its second grinding plant at its Kitengela manufacturing complex to boost production capacity. The company expects the additional capacity to be in place by late ­2018 as it joins other major cement makers in the country looking for additional capacity to satisfy rising local and regional demand.

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In addition to mega-projects such as the Outer ring dual carriage road project, Savannah Cement, has also exclusively supplied cement for the construction of Nairobi’s Garden City Mall, JKIA expansion work, the University of Nairobi Towers and the Karuma Dam in Uganda among others.

In Kenya, Savannah Cement enjoys pride of place as the most modern cement manufacturing and sales company, currently running an eco-friendly and energy efficient plant near Kitengela town.

Savannah Cement is not only designed to make the best use of green technology, but is also focused on revolutionising environmental management in the regional Cement Industry.

The firm operates its plant in line with the requirements of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and has also adopted a policy of open communication on environmental performance and aims to operate as a good neighbour by actively participating in community initiatives in Kajiado County and beyond.

“We believe in business practices that meet the human needs while at the same time preserving the environment. Our mode of conducting business is geared towards ensuring that our services may be enjoyed in the future through a well preserved environment. We like to involve the staff and the community in our projects to create a sense of responsibility and accountability,” said Ndegwa.

Strategically, Savannah Cement aspires to be the cement manufacturer company of choice in the region and is actively engaged in Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

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